Monday, August 8, 2016

DVD Review: Line of Duty, Series 3

The critically acclaimed BBC drama, Line of Duty, Series 3, returns with six more riveting episodes debuting on DVD on August 9, 2016 from Acorn, an RLJ Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand. In Series 3, DC Kate Fleming (Vicky McClureBroadchurch, The Secret Agent) and DS Steve Arnott (Martin CompstonMonarch of the GlenThe Great Train Robbery) of AC-12 investigate the conduct of Sergeant Danny Waldron (Daniel MaysMrs BiggsThe Great Fire) of the Armed Response Unit. Adrian Dunbar (Ashes to Ashes) and Polly Walker (RomePrisoners’ Wives) also star, with Keeley Hawes (MI-5Ashes to Ashes) reprising her role as enigmatic DI Lindsay Denton. This DVD 3-disc set features six episodes plus a bonus behind-the-scenes featurette and a photo gallery ($39.99, Broadcast in March 2016 on BBC Two, a fourth series is set to begin production in the fall.

The powerful, critically acclaimed drama returns with Detective Sergeant Steve Arnott (Martin Compston) and Detective Constable Kate Fleming (Vicky McClure) back on the trail of corrupt police officers. After a criminal is shot dead during a police raid, the AC-12 team begins examining the conduct of Sergeant Danny Waldron (Daniel Mays), leader of an elite unit. But Waldron’s loyal team obstructs the investigation, and the truth about the shooting proves more complicated than Arnott and Fleming could ever have imagined.

BONUS Behind-the-scenes featurette (20 min.) and a photo gallery
Street Date: August 9, 2016                                         SRP: $39.99        
DVD 3-Disc Set: 6 episodes – Approx. 401 min. – SDH Subtitles
UPC 0549612250790

Contains coarse language, graphic violence, sexual content, nudity, and disturbing images

My Thoughts

This is a series that is filled with plot twists and surprises, and each episode ends in a cliff hanger. Series 3 picks up with more police corruption. There are six gripping episodes in this unforgettable season.

1  - A suspect is shot in a  police raid under Sgt Waldron.  Kate goes undercover to find out what really happened.

 2 - There is another questionable shooting and it looks like their might be some bad cops on the force.  Secrets about Arnott’s undercover past come back to haunt him

 3 - A cop has been killed, and Arnott looks deeper into the victims’ history and finds a lot of violence. Kate is still under cover. 

 4 - Denton is looking for revenge. Arnott & Hastings are busy with several interrogations that ma be connected.  An organized crime cop resurfaces. 

 5 - Arnott's inquiries lead to trouble.. There is definitely corruption in AC-12. 

6  - A retired cop may shed some light on current cases. Kate's undercover work reveals some surprises. Fast paced end to the season with lives on the line!

 Overall, this was an awesome series. The action level is constant and there's never a dull moment. If you want to get the advantage of a full set of amazing  stories that will leave you on the edge of your seat, than this is the box set for you. You can order Line of Duty Series 3 for only $39.99 at Acorn Media. It's also available on Amazon.